January 18th, 2018

Local Life

Clubs Calendar Dec. 25-31

By Medicine Hat News on December 23rd, 2017

Note: Some listings may be cancelled due to the Christmas long weekend. Check with the club. MONDAY — Do you have a drinking problem? Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held seven days a week in Medicine Hat. For times and locations, call 403-527-2065. — Moms’ Walking Group, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., meet in Mall Food Court ... Read More »

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By the Way: Love that rules is totally committed to well being of other person

By Medicine Hat News on December 23rd, 2017

You will be reading this a couple of days before Christmas. We will assume that if you celebrate the season, you are prepared for it in every way, and all stress-free! And you are as excited as an eight-year old I know, who has been telling me for weeksÉ “Grandpa, I just can’t wait for ... Read More »

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Book records a bygone era of prairie life

By Medicine Hat News on December 23rd, 2017

Matthew Liebenberg Prairie Postmliebenberg@prairiepost.com Author and photographer Dion Manastyrski is passionate about a vanishing era of rural life on the Canadian prairies that is now only visible through the many abandoned farm houses and other buildings along quiet gravel roads. He has been travelling across the three prairie provinces since the summer and during this ... Read More »

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Heritage in the Hat: The city’s oldest extant school

By Medicine Hat News on December 23rd, 2017

Currently known as St. Louis School, the former Montreal Street School located on Fourth Street S.E. is our city’s oldest standing and second permanent school. Although the original St. John’s Presbyterian Church wooden building served a dual purpose as the first school, Toronto (3rd) Street School downtown was the first purpose-built school building (1888), long ... Read More »

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All Psyched Up: Life is not a movie

By Medicine Hat News on December 22nd, 2017

Younger people are shocked when they find out that I was born in the era of “pre-television.” I remember the first day that we got the big box that only showed one black and white event at a time with live commercials. O Canada was played at the end of the broadcasting day followed by ... Read More »

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Viva Vitality: Services available to help smokers quit

By Medicine Hat News on December 22nd, 2017

“You’ve come a long way, baby.” Some of you may remember this famous slogan from a very successful advertising campaign launched in the late 1960s. It was the provocative tagline for a new, thinner cigarette produced by the Phillip Morris Company and marketed specifically to women. The campaign was wildly successful, selling a lot of ... Read More »

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Clubs Calendar Dec. 18-24

By Medicine Hat News on December 18th, 2017

Note: Some listings may be cancelled due to the Christmas long weekend. Check with the club. MONDAY — Do you have a drinking problem? Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held seven days a week in Medicine Hat. For times and locations, call 403-527-2065. — Moms’ Walking Group, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., meet in Mall Food Court ... Read More »

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By the Way: Martin Luther didn’t change the world, Jesus did

By Medicine Hat News on December 16th, 2017

I’ve been reading “Martin Luther: Renegade and Prophet” by Lyndal Roper, a history professor at Oxford — one of many new books, TV programs, and interviews that have been released in the last year with it being the 500th Reformation anniversary. What I’ve appreciated is that while we sometimes call Luther “a man who changed ... Read More »

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Downtown Beat: Reducing downtown speed limits would be beneficial

By Medicine Hat News on December 16th, 2017

This summer I was sitting with a friend, having a chat over a hot beverage from Station Coffee Co. We were enjoying the cool morning breeze and admiring the view. Life was beautiful. With a start to the day like that, how could anything be wrong in the world? Whether a tourist or a local, ... Read More »

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Reflections: It is the ‘we’ that allows couples to withstand bitterness in life

By Medicine Hat News on December 16th, 2017

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip celebrated their platinum anniversary. That’s a milestone that few couples attain. While I’m not an expert on marriage (although I’ve been happily married for 35 years, half that of the royal couple), I suspect the dream of a happy and long lasting marriage is not any different today than ... Read More »

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